Maria and Pastor Ted in front of her new house!
An interesting fact; most of the people who live in this squatter’s camp are employed! Many of them work for the hotels and restaurants in the tourist area of Mazatlan. But, obviously, they are not the ones making the big bucks. Shame on their employers.
I was talking to one little boy who didn’t go to school, apparently some of them do and some don’t. I asked him why not and he said the other kids made fun of him because he was so poor. Breaks my heart.
I waited until Maria was gone before I took this. I didn’t want to embarrass her
My church paired up with Youth With a Mission to build a house for a widow and her son who live in a squatter’s camp, Colonia Pando.
We built this house in three days. Here it would hardly be called a house, no plumbing, inconsistent water supply from the faucet in the front of the lot. Here we would call it a garage, shed, or maybe a shack. But to Maria it is a mansion!